Asian Football Raises Awareness of Match-fixing
August 26th, 2014

Newsdesk – Asian Football Raises Awareness of Match-fixing; New Irish FA Chief

(WFI) The Asian Football Confederation is calling for its member associations to increase their vigilance against match-fixers.

The confederation is distributing a new booklet, its latest tool in the fight against match-rigging, at AFC competitions throughout the continent.

Players, coaches, match officials and administrators are being told to read the disciplinary regulations of their respective FAs and the AFC. The booklet details the ‘3Rs’ to potential targets of match-fixing: Recognise (understand what is happening to you), Reject (say ‘NO’ immediately) and Report (inform your FA or AFC immediately).
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Categories: Asia,
Malaysian re-arrested in football match fixing case
August 24th, 2014

From here

MALAYSIAN Thanasegar S. Sinnaiah, who jumped bail two years ago, has been re-arrested and brought before a Special Sitting of Criminal Mentions at the State Courts.
The 40-year-old businessman and former Malaysian footballer was previously charged with intentionally helping to arrange a meeting between Shokri Nor, a part-time soccer referee with the Football Association of Malaysia, and Singaporean Selvarajan Letchuman, where they allegedly conspired to fix a football match.
The alleged meeting took place in a hotel room in Penang on May 19, 2012, where the Malaysian referee received a sum of S$200 (RM510) and was offered up to S$5,855 (RM14,900) if the desired outcome for the match between LionsXII and Sarawak FA, played in Singapore on May 22, 2012, was achieved.
Thanasegar did not have a lawyer and no plea was entered yesterday.
Deputy Public Prosecutor Shaun Lee pressed for bail to be revoked, citing the previous bail of S$50,000 (RM127,480) and the fact that Thanasegar’s passport was impounded did not prevent him from fleeing.
The District Judge ordered no bail for Thanasegar.
A pre-trial conference has been set for Aug 29. — The Straits Times / Asia News Network

Categories: Asia, Corruption,
Investigators examine ‘phantom’ football game
August 22nd, 2014

From Here

Spain’s professional league (LFP) has identified a suspected betting fraud involving a ”phantom” match between Spanish side Ponferradina and Portuguese club Freamunde which never took place.

The friendly between the two lower league teams was supposed to have been played on Monday at 10am (NZT 8pm Monday) despite the fact that Freamunde played a Portuguese League Cup match the previous evening, the LFP said.

Anomalies were detected by Federbet, a non-profit organisation which tracked illegal practices in sports betting, and brought to the league’s attention.
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Football players who botched match-fixing result told it was ‘life and death’
August 20th, 2014

Southern Stars coach and some players lost 3-0 instead of 4-0 and infuriated match-fixing syndicate leaders, court told

Police say the Southern Stars were a better side than many of the teams they lost to, which enabled them to control the outcome. Photograph: Graham Turner/Guardian
Players at a Victorian football club who rigged games for a Singaporean match fixing syndicate were told it was a “life and death” situation after they botched a result.

Zia Younan was the coach of the Southern Stars when he and some players began cooperating with the syndicate to manipulate outcomes in the Victorian Premier League and net lucrative betting jackpots.
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BBC host Gary Lineker ‘sick’ over FIFA corruption
August 20th, 2014

From The Scotsman

GARY Lineker has claimed he feels sick at alleged corruption within FIFA and labelled the decision to play the 2022 World Cup in Qatar as “ludicrous”.
Lineker was part of England’s bid team for the 2018 tournament won by Russia, and insists that England should not bid again if the only way to win is by bending the rules.
In an interview with GQ magazine, the former England striker said: “I was with David Beckham having a burger the night before the Qatar decision. We were out trying to get support; Prince William and David Cameron were out there, too, and I said to Becks, ‘We are the only country doing this. The whole thing smells; it is a done deal’.”
“It makes you feel sick, actually, the whole FIFA thing, the corruption at the top level is nauseating. Sepp Blatter likewise has run it like a dictatorship for so long and he comes out with so much nonsense.”
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